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Bishop and McQueen Agree Pro Deals
Wednesday, 7th May 2014 18:38

Academy second-year scholar Teddy Bishop and former Tottenham striker Darren McQueen have agreed one-year professional deals with the Blues.

Midfielder Bishop, 17, was included in the Town first-team squad on a couple of occasions during the latter stages of 2013/14 but didn’t make it into the matchday 18.

McQueen, who is 19 tomorrow, spent much of the second half of the season on a work experience loan with Town, featuring and scoring for the U21s on a number of occasions.

Londoner McQueen tweeted: “Buzzing to have signed my first professional contract at Ipswich town Football Club. Managed to persevere through all the lows.”

Bishop is similarly pleased to have agreed terms: “Delighted to have been offered my first professional contract with Ipswich.”

Meanwhile, midfielder Jack Willbye, 18, has been offered a third year on his academy scholarship.

We understand that second-year scholar George Clarke has been released along with Amir Berkane, while Cory Galvin, Omar Sowunmi and Joe Robinson have all been offered either extensions to their scholarships or pro terms.

Byron Lawrence, Kyle Hammond and Michael Crowe have previously agreed professional deals.

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CanadianBlue added 18:46 - May 7
Congratulations to Bishop and McQueen on their professional contracts - hope to see their names being mentioned in match reports next season.

A shame to see Clarke and Berkane being released after hearing of several good performances. Hopefully they can find clubs and push on.

blueblood66 added 19:41 - May 7
Well done chaps, good luck!

clive_baker added 20:09 - May 7
Bishop and McQueen? Like a game of chess.

On that note, 1-0 Sunderland. Check mate Norwich scum, see you next season!

Jimmy86 added 20:10 - May 7
Im excited about Mcqueen as ive read the U21 reports and it seems like he's been banging them in!!! Always a bonus if a striker knows where the back of the net is!!! Well done on both counts

dannyrr added 20:11 - May 7
Happy to see that we have got some promising talent waiting in the wings. Lets hope that next season is the start of the introduction of young stars in the making credible debuts in the first team. Charlton did it with Morgan Fox. Manchester United did it last night with an unknown and inspired James Wilson. The final game of the season against Sheffield Wednesday could have been an opportunity for some changes as we were not requiring three points and Wednesday didn't require a win either. Jack Marriott could and should have been allowed more than 5 minutes game time. 20,000 Town fans wanted to see him play. Next season the season ticket holders are being asked to contribute to the running of the Academy. This may be an additional outlay for the fans who participate in the scheme who should also expect to see some break into the senior squad to realise the potential for 50% of the team to have come through the Academy within three years. The big teams are having faith in their Academy and I hope we do too. Lets make it happen next season - we will never know if they don't get a chance to try. Look forward to the next season and success. COYB

itfc_leggett added 21:43 - May 7
Great news!

But even better news....... The scum are going down!!!! (Officially)!!

Can't wait to book my tickets for the away derb!

KiwiTractor added 22:31 - May 7
Wahoo - welcome back to the scum!

SouperJim added 09:39 - May 8
Watched the U21s game away to Cardiff that they broadcast on youtube, McQueen was easily the stand out player for us. Good on the ball, ran at the opposition and made things happen. Nice to see him get a contract, let's hope he can live up to his potential.

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